The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 29 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 4.57% - 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.75% - 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£347 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 - £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £9.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
80 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.90% 13.66% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 17
Average daily rate £413 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.26% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £287 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +161.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 17 (43.59%) Cisco
2 16 (41.03%) DNS
2 16 (41.03%) Linux
3 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 12 (30.77%) WAN
4 12 (30.77%) LAN
4 12 (30.77%) HP
4 12 (30.77%) Service Management
4 12 (30.77%) Network Design
4 12 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
5 11 (28.21%) SAN
5 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
5 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
5 11 (28.21%) ITIL
6 10 (25.64%) Juniper
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (25.64%) TippingPoint
6 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
6 10 (25.64%) F5
6 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (23.08%) Network Management
7 9 (23.08%) WhatsUp Gold
7 9 (23.08%) Network Security
7 9 (23.08%) QA
7 9 (23.08%) SSL
8 8 (20.51%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.95%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) DNS
2 12 (30.77%) WAN
2 12 (30.77%) LAN
3 11 (28.21%) SAN
4 10 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (25.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (23.08%) Network Security
5 9 (23.08%) SSL
6 8 (20.51%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (15.38%) Junos
8 4 (10.26%) DHCP
8 4 (10.26%) VPN
8 4 (10.26%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (7.69%) SSH
9 3 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (7.69%) LDAP
10 2 (5.13%) SMS
11 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Technical Leader
3 5 (12.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Wintel Support
5 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Environment Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Designer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Designer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Cryptography
2 3 (7.69%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.13%) HACMP
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 14 (35.90%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (17.95%) UNIX
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Solaris
5 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Service Management
1 12 (30.77%) Network Design
1 12 (30.77%) Incident Management
2 11 (28.21%) Load Balancing
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
3 10 (25.64%) Service Delivery
4 9 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (23.08%) Network Management
5 8 (20.51%) Build Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Time Management
7 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (7.69%) SIEM
8 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.13%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.13%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) Perl
3 3 (7.69%) Korn
3 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.26%) CCNP
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.13%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 6 (15.38%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) vSphere
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.69%) NFS
4 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.13%) XenApp
5 2 (5.13%) GPFS
6 1 (2.56%) RHEV
6 1 (2.56%) KVM
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (7.69%) HP SIM
3 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (7.69%) OpenView
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) HP
3 11 (28.21%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.64%) Juniper
4 10 (25.64%) TippingPoint
4 10 (25.64%) F5
5 8 (20.51%) McAfee
6 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
6 7 (17.95%) Oracle
7 6 (15.38%) EMC
7 6 (15.38%) 3PAR
8 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 5 (12.82%) Citrix
8 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.69%) Symantec
9 3 (7.69%) Lotus
10 2 (5.13%) IBM
10 2 (5.13%) Riverbed
10 2 (5.13%) Crossbeam
11 1 (2.56%) Draytek